10. Home-School Holly
Holly is sheltered and not allowed out of the house unless she is going to church. She has memorized huge amounts of scripture but has no idea what it means…
9. Boy-Crazy Brianna
She shows up just for the guys. Brianna is a constant flirt and has a new “boyfriend” every week. She will be on Facebook or Twitter tomorrow upset because her latest guy dumped her.
8. Shy Savanna
Savanna is sweet and will do anything for anybody, but good luck trying to get her to talk to anyone.
7. Jock Jenna
She is a fun, great leader…when she is there. Which is only a few weeks in-between sports or summer traveling teams.
6. Preppie Princess Paige
Mommy and daddy have money…or at least they think they do. Paige always has the latest fashions on, and tries her hardest to act just like a Kardashian.
5. Outgoing Olivia
Just try to get her to stop talking. She will tell you about anything and everything. Olivia is the life of the party and sometimes too much.
4. Emo Emily
Dressed all in black and hurting. Headphones on and hood up. Quiet and distance, but listening hard to everything you have to say, to see if you are just “another adult” or someone that really DOES cares.
3. Rebel Rebecca
Rebecca hangs with Emily sometimes. She grew up in the church and is bored to death with it all. She is only there because mom and dad make her…and she is going to make sure you are going to pay for it. If she has to be there you are going to know it!
2. Serving Sarah
Never really up front, and never really outspoken, but you turn your back and next thing you know chairs are stacked, pens are put away, and the staff bathroom is sparkling clean (*alright maybe not the bathroom thing, but you get the idea).
1. Missionary Megan!!
Megan has her Bible and it is ready. Even though you are not supposed to ‘play favorites,’ she is yours. Always ready to serve, share, witness and the first one to sign up for the summer missions trip. You might just find her going door to door around your church asking people to come to youth group.
DAN ISTVANIK is the 5th to 8th-grade pastor at Victory Church in Lancaster, PA. He has been working in youth ministry for over 20 years serving churches in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Virginia. Besides serving in the local church setting he is also the youth ministry content writer for Parent Ministry.Net, along with being a contributor to a variety of other great youth ministry resources like Youthworker Journal, Group Magazine, Download Youth Ministry, and more. Additional he shares daily Jr. high/middle school ministry specific resources, and hints on his own blog “The JH Uth Guy” at: JRHIGHUTHGUY.BLOGSPOT.COM
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